Fatehgarh Sahib, April 15, 2019: Punjab Rice Miller Association has demanded that the cash security of Rs. 5 lac sould be refunded to the rice millers immediately as the custom milling rice as per the milling contract has been delivered.
Nakesh Jindal Press Secretary of the Association said that there are 3700 rice millers in the State and majority of them have completed the milling of paddy. He said the millers have to deposit Rs.five lacs every year with the Director Food and Civil Supplies and consumer Affairs Punjab as secdurity and they have to wait for months to get their security of Rs. five lacs refunded inspite of the fact that the milling process gets completed and all the resultant rice is delivered to the FCI as per terms and conditions of the CUSTOM MILLING policy.
He demanded that the refund of the cash security of Rs.five lacs should be credited into the account of the rice millers through On Line system as soon as the milling process gets completed, so that the millers should not have to wait for months to get their security released. The rice millers have urged the Food Minister, Punjab to direct the Director Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs to make the system more transparent and credit the security in the accounts of the millers immediately.